Racial Issues In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Racial Issues and How it Affects the Everyday Life Racial issues are brought up constantly in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. One area that race issues affect is education, and those who are black have harder times in school due to a lot of different factors. In the article How the Stress of Racism Affects Learning, it talks about the life of a 15 year old Zion Agostoni. In his school and his neighborhood, there are cops everywhere and they follow him to school some days to “protect the city” and the cops acts affect his school work. In the article it says, “The strain of these interactions is heightened by the daily routine of passing through a metal detector, emptying pockets, and removing clothing that frequently makes him late to his first-period class. ‘The fact is now I’m [tardy] because I’m being scanned four times because of the metal in my necklace or my keys. I missed whatever [the teacher] was explaining … a lot goes on in [chemistry], and because of that I 'm behind’” (Anderson). This quote shows how much he is missing in class due to police and metal detectors put into the school. It isn’t his fault that he is black, but his education shouldn’t be held back from him because of the color of his skin. In To Kill A Mockingbird, it talks about how racial issues affect who you are accepted by. In the book it talks about mixed race kids. It states“‘They don’t belong anywhere. Colored folks won’t have ‘em because they’re half white; white folks won’t have ’em

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